Batter's Box Interactive Magazine Batter's Box Interactive Magazine Batter's Box Interactive Magazine
A key homer in Auburn and a couple of fine pitching performances were the bright lights on an otherwise dim 2-4 evening for the farm affiliates. You know it's a bad day, when you look at a Syracuse newspaper and the headline reads "Banks hit in two counties" and you immediately wonder what the organization is doing with Josh.

Syracuse 2 Louisville 4

Louisville scored 3 runs in the bottom of the first inning off Josue Matos, and the Sky Chiefs had difficulty getting any attack going from then on. Josue Matos went 6 innings, allowing all 4 runs, 3 earned, on 5 hits and 2 walks. Matos struck out 7. Dave Maurer allowed 2 baserunners and struck out 2 in 2 innings of relief. The Sky Chiefs could muster only 6 hits, 2 by Anthony Sanders. Russ Adams, Guillermo Quiroz and Gabe Gross each reached base once in four plate appearances. Howie Clark played first base, after returning from Toronto.

Box Score

Syracuse Post-Standard game stories for Syracuse and Auburn games

New Hampshire 3 Harrisburg 4

The Senators scored a run in the 11th off Jordan DeJong for the victory. The Fisher Cats broke off to an early 3-0 lead behind a Tyrell Godwin solo homer and a 2 run double by Paul Chiaffredo. The Senators came back with a run in the 3rd and 2 runs in the 4th to tie up the game at 3. And there the score remained until the 11th. Jamie Vermilyea started and went 6.2 innings. Vermilyea allowed 3 earned runs on 9 hits and 2 walks with 3 strikeouts. Ryan Houston went 2.1 scoreless innings, allowing 4 baserunners and striking out 2. Jordan DeJong took the loss, going 1.2 innings and allowing 5 baserunners and striking out 2. Aaron Hill, Dominic Rich and Danny Solano had 2 hits each for the Fisher Cats.

Box Score

New Hampshire Union Leader game story

Daytona 2 Dunedin 5

Justin James pitched 6 shutout innings to lead the D-Jays to victory. Ryan Roberts homered in the 3rd inning, and Jason Waugh drove in 3 runs late with singles to provide the offence. James allowed 3 hits and 3 walks, and struck out 4. Andy Torres gave up a run in the eighth and Brian Reed gave up a run in the ninth, before Bubbie Buzachero came on to get the last out and the save. Roberts, Negron, Waugh and Cota each had 2 hits for Dunedin.

Box Score

Hickory 8 Charleston 4

Jeremy Harper's pitching struggles, and an error by Jermy Acey and a passed ball, led to an early 7-1 deficit. The Alley-Cats drew 10 walks on the evening, but could not make up the deficit due to 14 men left on base. Harper went 3.2 innings and allowed 7 runs, 2 earned, on 8 hits and 3 walks, with 3 strikeouts. Joaquin Canizal and Mark Sopko pitched effectively in relief, with Canizal striking out 4 and walking none in 3.1 innings and Sopko allowing 2 baserunners and no runs in 2 innings of work. Joey Reiman doubled, tripled and walked twice in 5 plate appearances, and Christian Snavely doubled, tripled and walked in 5 plate appearances to lead the Alley Cat offence. In addition to drawing 10 walks, the Alley-Cats struck out 15 times.

Box Score

Tri-City 2 Auburn 4

Curtis Thigpen's 3 run homer in the 5th innings was the decisive blow for the Doubledays, who trailed 2-1 entering the 5th. Casey Janssen started and went only 3 innings, allowing 1 earned run on 5 hits and 1 walk with 2 strikeouts. Joey McLaughlin Jr. came on in relief, and earned the win with great pitching. Joey allowed 1 unearned run on 1 hit and 1 walk with 5 strikeouts in 3.2 innings. Kristian Bell, Chris Leonard and Dewon Day closed out the game, each pitching well, with Day earning his 6th save. Aaron Matthews reached base 3 times, and Brian Hall, Thigpen and Chip Cannon twice each. Ryan Klosterman hit his 3rd triple of the young short season.

Box Score

Bristol 8 Pulaski 3

Pulaski jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the 1st inning, but it was to be short-lived. Adrian Martin had his first rough outing of the season, going 3.1 innings and surrendering 7 earned runs on 11 hits. Martin did strike out 5 and walk nobody, but on this night, the silver lining to the cloud was thin. Edward Cannon pitched 3.2 scoreless innings of relief, allowing only 1 hit and striking out 1. James Pidutti allowed an unearned run in the final 2 innings, while walking 3 and striking out 1. The P-Jays scored their runs in the 1st in textbook fashion, walks to Charles Anderson and Yuber Rodriguez followed by a RBI single by Nick Thomas and a 2 RBI double by Jon Chapell. The pickings were slim after that, despite 9 team walks. Pulaski left 10 runners on. Chapell walked twice, in addition to his big double, and Junior Chourio had 2 hits.

Box Score

Your 3 star selection
3rd star-Justin James, 6 shutout innings
2nd star-Joey McLaughlin Jr., 3.2 innings, 1 hit, 5 strikeouts for the win
1st star-Curtis Thigpen, The big hit of the night
Minor League Update-July 18, 2004 | 17 comments | Create New Account
The following comments are owned by whomever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
_Rob - Sunday, July 18 2004 @ 04:01 PM EDT (#51412) #
I'll be at a Chiefs-Red Wings game next month and I want to share my eyewitness accounts here. However, I don't know what to look for other than pitch speeds and location.

What should I be focusing on at the game as to give as much information as I can to the BB minor league reporters?
Mike Green - Sunday, July 18 2004 @ 04:09 PM EDT (#51413) #
Great, Rob. I'd be interested in knowing how well Gabe Gross is throwing since his return to the outfield. Your impressions of Russ Adams' defensive progress, particularly his throwing, would be valuable, as well.
_Finn McCool - Sunday, July 18 2004 @ 04:56 PM EDT (#51414) #
The Fisher Cats won today 10-1 and during the broadcast it was mentioned that Francisco Rosario pitched a simulated game yesterday. The Fisher Cats are trying to build up Rosario stamina for when he goes back into the rotation, but it sounds like he's close to coming back.
_Mike Forbes - Sunday, July 18 2004 @ 05:44 PM EDT (#51415) #
Hey Rob, Check Out How Marty Pevey Manages The Game.. He Could Be The One To Replace Carlos Tosca As An Interm Manager.. Also Check And See If Quiroz Is Hitting The Ball With Authority And Tell Us How Close To Major League Ready You Think He Is.
_Tim - Sunday, July 18 2004 @ 06:39 PM EDT (#51416) #
Nice line for Dominic Rich:
HB, Walk, 2-run Homer, K, 2-run Double

Good to hear that Francisco Rosario might be back soon. Goodness knows we need some good news.
_Moffatt - Sunday, July 18 2004 @ 06:47 PM EDT (#51417) #
Wow, that's one long article title you've got there, Mr. Forbes. :)
_Tim - Sunday, July 18 2004 @ 07:13 PM EDT (#51418) #
Anyone know what happened in Dunedin today? The website doesn't have their boxscore updated.
_Sneeps - Sunday, July 18 2004 @ 07:27 PM EDT (#51419) #
_Rob - Sunday, July 18 2004 @ 07:40 PM EDT (#51420) #
Cool. I'll write down the suggestions and take a look around at the game. It's not until August 19th, but I figured I'd let you know well in advance so I can get a lot of advice.

And Moffatt, leave Mike Forbes alone. He's One Of The Mike Clan, So You Better Be Nice Since You Want Him On Your Side If The Ryans Rise Up To Take Over. :)
_Tim - Sunday, July 18 2004 @ 08:01 PM EDT (#51421) #
Thanks Sneeps.
_Rob - Sunday, July 18 2004 @ 08:02 PM EDT (#51422) #
Mike Forbes, when you say to check Pevey's managing, are you talking about bullpen management, how he handles his bench, or just a combination of those attributes and his overall style?

I'm asking anyone here, really. Especially Coach -- I figure he knows a little something about coaching a team. :)

Again, ask for anything. The game's in Rochester, though, so any "how does P&C Stadium hurt the batter's viewpoint"-type questions are rather impossible to answer.
_Mike Forbes - Sunday, July 18 2004 @ 08:16 PM EDT (#51423) #
Just to stop the comments, I shall type properly.

Rob, thats what I mean, I'd like to get an opinion on how well he manages his roster during a game. Thanks.
Mike Green - Sunday, July 18 2004 @ 08:54 PM EDT (#51424) #
One hates to be the bearer of more bad news, but Vince Perkins was placed on Dunedin's disabled list. I don't have a description of his injury, but hopefully it's something innocuous like an infected fingernail on his left hand.
Mike Green - Sunday, July 18 2004 @ 08:55 PM EDT (#51425) #
Infected finger, not infected fingernail. Ugh.
_Scott - Monday, July 19 2004 @ 07:25 AM EDT (#51426) #
Interesting question--given that it looks like the Jays will have a top draft pick next year, any chance they would take a high schooler with it? Say Justin Upton (younger brother of BJ). Anybody have a list from BA of who the expected top draft picks are next year?
_mendocino - Monday, July 19 2004 @ 10:02 AM EDT (#51427) #
June 9, 2004
_Jonny German - Monday, July 19 2004 @ 12:55 PM EDT (#51428) #
Mendocino, We appreciate the link, but I've edited your comment as it contained excessive quoting of the BA article. Quoting a few lines is fine; quoting several paragraphs can cause problems.

Thanks, Jonny.
Minor League Update-July 18, 2004 | 17 comments | Create New Account
The following comments are owned by whomever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.